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November 2018

Black Friday is becoming a force in Europe!

Looking back at 2017 Black Friday highlights can help set expectations for this year’s big day.

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November 2018

A quick look at the British toy market

Great Britain is the largest toy market in Europe.

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September 2018

The NPD Group Launches Retail Sales Tracking for Beauty in Germany

The NPD Group, today announced the launch of its Beauty Retail Tracking Service in Germany, a new point-of-sale (POS) service tracking sales of prestige beauty products, including fragrance, make-up, and skincare in Germany.

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August 2018

Foodservice G.B.
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Second Quarter 2018

CREST data shows traffic was static in Q2 2018, with all spend growth coming from increases in average eater cheque. Only the QSR channel grew traffic.

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August 2018

Top 10 Toys

Top 10 Best-Selling Toys in G.B. YTD Q2 2018

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August 2018

Foodservice in Europe: Current realities, future possibilities

Foodservice in Europe: Current realities, future possibilities

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July 2018

Play To Win: 15 Sports Across 19 Countries

Consumer spending in the global sports market is growing, and that means there is abundant opportunity for companies that know how to get the right products in the right places for the right people. See what we see — by country, by sport, by use, and more.

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June 2018

Global World Cup Insights

How is the Cup affecting the restaurant industry around the world? Which toys are benefitting? Which jersey is most popular? Discover The NPD Group's World Cup coverage from around the world.

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June 2018

The Impact of the World Cup Tournament on the Restaurant Industry: What to Expect?

The Football World Cup in Russia 2018 is underway! And every day, the tournament dominates more and more of our daily routine and topics of conversations.

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May 2018

Foodservice G.B.
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, First Quarter 2018

Consumers ordered food to eat at home more, and delivery grew in Great Britain in Q1 2018. Positive trends included the uptick in family and dinner visits.

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May 2018

How important are non-meat diets to the foodservice industry?

Over the last few years in Great Britain there has been increasing focus on vegetarian and vegan trends. Many people claim to have switched to meat-free diets, voicing health and environmental reasons for doing so.

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May 2018

Quick Look: The Dutch Toy Market

Collectibles were a driver in 2017, representing 6.2% of total Dutch € Sales, up 36%.

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May 2018

Top 10 Toys

Top 10 Best-Selling Toys in G.B. in Q1 2018

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April 2018

Digital Delivery Around the World

Over the past couple of years in the 13 global foodservice markets NPD tracks, digital delivery has been one business area growing steadily in every country.

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April 2018

The Future of Foodservice Great Britain: 2022

Britain’s population is expected to grow +3.9% by 2022 — but it’s also ageing. Per-capita visits are declining, and our forecast shows this will continue.

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March 2018

How Retailers Are Blurring the Lines Between Brick-And-Mortar and Online

Brick-and-mortar is still a dominant channel in Europe, yet growth is only stemming from online. How can you remain competitive across both channels?

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March 2018

Athleisure, a New Trend Spreading Beyond Sports

What is this new phenomenon’s impact on retail?

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March 2018

Global Toy Industry Opportunities Amid Toys“R”Us Closure

The toy industry is reeling from the news of the Toys"R"Us closure, but this might be good news for some. Global toys expert Frédérique Tutt looks at which European players could benefit during this industry disruption.

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March 2018

Toy Sales Around the Globe

Global toy sales were up 1% in 2017, and the industry grew to $47 billion. What's the picture by country?

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March 2018

Planning Promotions That Captivate Consumers

Various forms of deals and promotions account for 28 percent of visits to Britain’s out-of-home (OOH) market, adding up to 3 billion visits a year. In 2017, those visits led to about £14.5 billion in consumer spending.

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March 2018

Foodservice U.K.
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Fourth Quarter 2017

After three quarters of strong growth, breakfast traffic in the U.K. fell, but after three quarters of poor performance, dinner returned to growth.

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March 2018

Post-Toy Fair Blues

Globally, fewer toys were sold during Holiday 2017 than 2016. Why? How can this be overturned? Frédérique Tutt explores how parents shopped, and what opportunities lie between the challenges facing the toy industry today.

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February 2018

Quick Look: The British Toy Market

2017: Levelling out after an exceptional 2016 (infographic)

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January 2018

Snapshot Report: Christmas in Foodservice

Christmas is considered peak season for footfall across many categories, but what does it mean for foodservice?

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December 2017

NPD’s Beauty E-commerce Forum

Beauty industry leaders from more than 25 companies gathered to hear expert speakers’ perspectives on the role of digital, the evolution of global retail, and prestige beauty industry dynamics.

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December 2017

Foodservice U.K.
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Third Quarter 2017

Delivery again sees double-digit growth

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December 2017

Europe 2018 Foodservice Outlook

Healthy foodservice visit growth is the story for all countries in Europe’s Big Five (Germany, France, U.K., Spain, and Italy), shown by our CREST® consumer data for the year ending September 2017.

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November 2017

Let’s Reconsider Discounting Toys for Christmas

The first ‘Black Friday’ email landed in my inbox with Thanksgiving still a week away.

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October 2017

Growing traffic through delivery and click & collect

The out-of-home market grew traffic and visits compared to the same period in the previous year through delivery and click & collect.

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October 2017

Brand Licensing Europe 2017

Get our overview of the European Licensed Toy Market

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October 2017

Foodservice: Lunch traffic decline

The out-of-home market is showing resilience even amid economic and political uncertainty in the U.K.

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September 2017

Foodservice U.K.
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Second Quarter 2017

Quick service restaurants continue to lead the industry

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September 2017

Foodservice: QS Coffee Dilutes its Dependance on Hot Drinks with Strong Growth in Cold Drinks

In the year ending in March 2017, traffic in the out-of-home eating market grew by 0.9 percent, while QS coffee grew by 2.2 percent.

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August 2017

What’s Happening in the Global Sports Market?

New detail on 19 countries and 17 sports – find your best opportunities

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August 2017

Foodservice: Chicken is Now King in Out-of-Home Eating

In the last two quarters, chicken has overtaken pork as the most ordered protein in the U.K. when eating out of home.

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August 2017

Store-Level Enabled Tracking

Get a true picture of your toys’ performance

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August 2017

Coffee-to-Go Goes Global

Coffee-to-go is becoming more popular around the world as international foodservice chains adapt to consumers’ hectic lifestyles. We’re even seeing this trend in traditional "tea countries” like Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Korea, and China.

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June 2017

Foodservice U.K.
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, First Quarter 2017

Declining family traffic impacts an otherwise resilient foodservice market

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May 2017

Fidgets, games, LEGO tape: Social media puts emerging trends on fast forward

My kids absorb trends via social media at the same moment as a child in Tokyo, New York City, or Buenos Aires. And that is upending the business. The product cycle has been shaken up by the internet; social media has put it on fast forward.

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May 2017

Foodservice: Changing consumer habits driving the growth of food-to-go

Not only are there more food-to-go visits, but people are paying more for it.

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April 2017

Four Reasons You Should Not Underestimate Russia's Toy Market

Russia has a youth population nearly double that of any European country and is one of the world’s top 10 toy markets. Is it in your global expansion plan?

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April 2017

Foodservice: Casual dining surging outside London, falling in London

Casual dining grew by +4.9 percent during 2016, ahead of the total market, which grew by +1 percent in the same period. The increase was entirely driven by store expansion outside London.

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March 2017

Foodservice U.K.
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Fourth Quarter 2016

Foodservice market up by all measures

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February 2017

Foodservice: Prices consistently up in 2016, with this set to continue in 2017

CREST data show that prices in the out-of-home eating market grew throughout 2016, up almost 2%, with this trend expected to continue into 2017.

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January 2017

Foodservice: Millennials eating out of home less

Millennials are proving increasingly difficult to attract to the foodservice industry, with all channels losing visits from this important group.

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January 2017

A Quick Look: The British Toy Market in 2016

The third consecutive year of growth.

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January 2017

Did you see what happened to the European toy market during Christmas week?

Did toy sales in the UK really increase 33% over Christmas week last year? Did France really jump 29%? And Germany, is it possible that toy sales spiked 47%?

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January 2017

Premiumization, delivery, Millennials, and more: Forecasts in foodservice

NPD analysts look at trends in the European and global foodservice markets in a video presentation from the Sirha Lyon 2017 conference.

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January 2017

Foodservice: Despite Brexit results, visits using a deal are in decline

With Brexit came a lot of uncertainty, and many consumers became more hesitant about spending their disposable income. One prediction following this uncertainty was that consumers would become more attracted to promotions. However, CREST® data shows that in Q3 2016, visits on deal decreased across most channels.

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December 2016

Foodservice Pulse: UK
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Third Quarter 2016

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November 2016

Quick Look: The British Toy Market

Great Britain is the biggest European toy market, and Christmas is coming up. Our free infographic gives you a quick overview of both the market and the upcoming holiday.

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October 2016

Our toy analysts’ tips: Start Your Engine – the Holiday Race Begins!

Get our ebook and discover how to monitor your performance using data and insights, and more.

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September 2016

Foodservice Pulse: UK
Out-of-Home Eating Trends, Second Quarter 2016

UK out-of-home eating and drinking trends

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September 2016

Topline Top Three - Q2 2016

In Q2 2016, the talk focused on the upcoming European membership vote. Despite the uncertainty, the economy remained strong in Q2, with GDP growing by 0.6 percent compared to Q1 and 2.2 percent compared to Q2 2015.

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July 2016

Toy Analysts’ Tips: How strong is your property

Discover the strength of your property and what it will take to make it even stronger.

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July 2016

Foodservice Pulse: UK
Out-of-Home Eating Trends

UK out-of-home eating and drinking trends

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July 2016

Zoom In: Discover City-by-City Growth Opportunities in U.K.

Last year in France, women's fragrance sales were flat. But that wasn't the whole story.

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June 2016

Expert Analysts Deliver Beer, Soft Drink Consumption Insights Across Europe’s “Big Four”

What were the recent hits and misses? What challenges and opportunities are ahead?

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June 2016

How well do you know the Russian Toy Market?

Opportunity abounds in Russia's toy market, if you know where to look. Take the quiz!

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June 2016

Насколько хорошо Вы знаете российский рынок игрушек?

How Well Do You Know the Russian Toy Market Landscape

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May 2016

Topline Top Three - Q1 2016

At the end of February, a date for the European Union referendum has been confirmed and Britons are getting ready to make what has been described by some the “most important decision in a lifetime”.

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April 2016

Toy Tips: Analyzing holiday and promotional periods

Read our advice for getting the most out of your data from Easter and other promotional periods.

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March 2016

Foodservice Pulse: UK
Out-of-Home Eating Trends

Optimism high in UK, as visits and spend increase

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February 2016

Topline Top Three - Q4 2015

Consumer confidence in Great Britain continued to be positive, but it was lower in the fourth quarter of 2015 than it was in the third.

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December 2015

Topline Top Three - Q3 2015

Consumer confidence went down to zero in September and October 2015, as the government continued to make cuts to welfare and public services.

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December 2015

Do You Know What Really Drove Your Performance Last Year?

Discover how one prestige beauty brand found out what was really driving its decline, so it could plan for next year.

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November 2015

Russian Toy Market Insights

For several years, Russia’s toy market had been growing at a faster rate than the markets we track in Europe.

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October 2015

Talking Turkey: Tracking Sports Consumers in Turkey

Turkey has the third-largest population in the Europe, growing purchasing power, and a strong connection to sports. Could this be your next big opportunity?

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April 2015

Poland: A Pocket of Growth in the Global Foodservice Market

Consider Poland: It has a dynamic economy and a still-unsaturated restaurant market. Do you want to discover this fertile ground for restaurant operators and suppliers?

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February 2015

Topline Top Three

In the U.K., GDP growth slipped slightly from +0.7 percent to +0.5 percent, but it continued growing in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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January 2015

Topline Top Three

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth slipped slightly from +0.8 percent to +0.7 percent in the third quarter of the year, and borrowers received more good news

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November 2014

Improving a Brand’s Competitive Position With Retailer-Specific Insights

Well-established prestige skincare brands use promotions and new product launches to compete and attract consumers. Learn how one brand can gain an advantage over another.

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September 2014

Manufacturer-Retailer Collaboration Boosts Value Sales and Market Share

Nothing matters more than strong Christmas sales in prestige beauty. Learn how one retailer boosted its total makeup value sales by 20 percent.

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March 2014

Challenges Brewing in U.K.’s Changing OOH Coffee Market

What if you could pinpoint why out-of-home coffee servings have been down since 2009 and what your business can do to brew some real growth?

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